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Archive: 2017

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Student Perspective On Testing And Discipline

After months of meetings, research, rewrites, and late nights, the young people of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) are proud to release their white paper:…

Incentive

By Sarah Barott, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights One of my students always seemed reluctant to get help from me. I figured that…

I am on your team.

By Jolene Lauderbaugh, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at TRIO Wolf Creek Charter School in Chisago City, MN  I have a student who is content with just getting a D in all…

That sounds like a lot of work to do on a Saturday!

By Allison Blake, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Anoka High School  I have been working with a student who has struggled academically, due in a large part to lack of…

We’re family here.

By Alexa Van Dyck, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Edison High School In my office, which I share with four other counselors, I have an enormous white board above…

It’s important, you see?

By Sara Mitchell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Bemidji High School "Why you late for school, son? Get to class!" I teased him. He cracked a smile, flashed me his pass,…

Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday!

Happy Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday! It’s #TBT Promise Fellow style and we’re throwing it back to the 90s when the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program was born! Download our special…

Alumni Star: Joy McBrien

Joy McBrien is the CEO and Founder of Fair Anita, a social enterprise and one of the first Public Benefit Corporations in Minnesota. Fair Anita works with 8,000+ women in…

Alumni Star: Kate Byrne

Kate works for the Brooklyn-based non-profit Girl Be Heard, a non-profit that amplifies, develops, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.  As Executive Assistant, Kate is the…

Alumni Star: Keegan Freiburger

Keegan Freiburger served as a 2015-16 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Minneapolis Public Schools’ Roosevelt High School.  Keegan says “I feel deeply grateful for my experience as a Promise Fellow because…